For those travelling from further afield or perhaps those of you wishing to make a weekend of it, the following is provided for information along with some suggestions for possible locations to stay in the surrounding areas.

Hotels and Guest Houses shown below have been grouped by the nearest ELR station with approximate walking times indicated where appropriate as well as some ideas of places to stay in the Wider General Area including the Burrs Caravan Park, plus Metrolink details and link.

For more details about the ELR including Station locations and gradient profile, see the About the Line page.

Tourist Information Links
The East Lancashire Railway operates in three Council areas, Bury, Rochdale and Rossendale. Links to the Tourist Information pages for all these plus Lancashire County Council's Visit Lancashire site are shown below, most have details of places to stay.

Hotels and Guest Houses etc
In addition to the small selection of links shown here, the Yell search shown left may also be of use along with the Tourist Information links above.

All links are for information only and are not recommendations. The East Lancashire Railway accept no liability for any losses incurred or other problems should you choose accomodation shown. However, please let us know if you have any very good or very bad experiences so that we can consider altering content accordingly.

Bury Bolton Street
(5-10 minute walk)
The Old White Lion Hotel
Bolton Street, Bury
Premier Inn
Knowsley Street, Bury
(15-20 minute walk)
The Rostrevor Hotel
Manchester Road, Bury
The Castle Guest House
Wellington Street, Bury
Ramsbottom Station
(5-10 minute walk)
Grant Arms Hotel
Market Place, Ramsbottom
(15-20 minute walk)
The Old Mill
Springwood, Ramsbottom
General locality (bus, taxi or own transport required)
Village Hotel & Leisure Club
Waterfold Business Park, Bury
The Red Lion
Ramsbottom Road
Hawkshaw, Bury
Red Hall Hotel
Manchester Road
Walmersley, Bury
Bolholt Country Park Hotel
Walshaw Road, Bury
Travelodge Hotels
M66 Bury, M60 Birch Services, Bolton, Oldham and Manchester
The above is just a small selection, click on the Yell search for more or try the Tourist Information links futher up the page.
Wider General Area (public or own transport required)

If have your own transport, accomodation in the surrounding area may be suitable. Hotels and Guest Houses close to Bury are often booked up very quickly ahead of major ELR events.

Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale are all within 30-40 minutes drive. Bus travel may also be a possibility.

Manchester and the Metrolink

Staying in Manchester and using the Metrolink service to travel to Bury is quite possible, however please note that engineering work can sometimes disrupt weekend services. Tram replacement buses usually run instead or tickets, can be valid on Bury bus services. This may lengthen your journey to some extent so please check before travelling.

The Metrolink network now extends to Rochdale, Oldham and Ashton-Under-Lyne but Please Note that in order to travel from any of these to Bury you will need to go through Manchester, there is no direct route. Click the banner below to access the Metrolink website.